Central Government Employee Family Pension Rule: If a government employee dies untimely, pension is given to his/her spouse. However, if a person entitled to family pension is accused of murder or involvement in this crime, what will happen in such a situation? Regarding this, the Central Government’s Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW) has decided that in such a situation, after the death of the employee, family pension can be given to any other eligible member of the family. According to the new rules, in such cases, the withheld pension under Rule 54(11-C) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, will get the family pension to the other eligible member of the family of the worker till the criminal proceedings for the murder of the worker continue. Lives.
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If his spouse is accused of killing a government employee, then he will not get pension, but pension will be given to any other eligible member of the employee’s family. However, if this eligible member of the worker’s family is a minor, he will be given pension through a guardian. However, the murdered spouse cannot be appointed to receive the pension as the guardian of the child. According to the Office Memorandum issued by the DoPPW dated June 16, 2021, if the killer is acquitted, then pension will be started and other eligible family members of the worker will stop getting pension. After the death of the employee before the new rules come into force, the withheld pension under Rule 54(11-C) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 will be given as arrears to other eligible family members of the employee.
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Right now in such a situation it was the rule
Earlier, due to the murder of the worker or his involvement in this crime, his spouse or the entitlement to pension was given and in such cases pension was not given to the person involved in the crime but any other eligible person of the worker’s family. was not given. Under Rule 54 (11-C) of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, the pension of a Government servant, who has been received after the death, is stopped if there is an allegation of murder of the employee. This pension used to be withheld till the legal action was completed. Now with the new rule, any eligible person has been given the right to get family pension after the death of a government employee.
(Article: Rajeev Kumar)